Save Oswit Canyon, Inc., a group of over 2,000 Palm Springs residents, created a Citizens Initiative to protect the Oswit Cone, which includes the entire canyon and
alluvial fan.


Save oswit CANYON Mission

  • It takes tens of thousands of years for an alluvial fan to form, and the Oswit Cone in South Palm Springs is one of the top eco-tourist destinations in Palm Springs, bringing in thousands of hikers, photographers, artists and nature lovers every year from around the world. Unfortunately, this very last undeveloped alluvial fan was slated for a massive housing development. We took it upon ourselves to prevent the permanent destruction of this geological, historical and biologically unique place in our city.

  • Thus, our mission was and has been to secure the land in perpetuity for everyone.